Texas Tech University

Search for Vice President for Research

The President of Texas Tech University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Research of Texas Tech University.


The Vice President for Research is the principal research officer for the University. The Vice President for Research provides the leadership necessary to significantly increase external funding for research, to foster innovative scholarship and creative activity in all fields, including interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations, and for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Vice President for Research reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

About TTU

Established in 1923, Texas Tech is a research-extensive university located on a 1,829-acre campus in Lubbock, Texas, a city of 240,000. The University has an enrollment of over 32,000 students and offers more than 150 bachelors, 100 masters and 60 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech encompasses eleven academic colleges, including a Graduate School, Honors College and a School of Law. Texas Tech, along with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, headquartered in Lubbock, and Angelo State University, in San Angelo, Texas, are components of the Texas Tech University System. Texas Tech University is a designated Emerging Research University within the state of Texas, with total research expenditures increasing by more than 150% since 2008. In 2012, Texas Tech was certified to have met the metrics needed to access the National Research University Fund established by the state. Texas Tech is developing a research portfolio commensurate with member institutions of the Association of American Universities.


The successful candidate will have an earned doctoral degree, a record of distinguished scholarship, extensive administrative experience with funded research and professional and/or academic experience that would merit a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Additional desired characteristics include a service orientation; excellent interpersonal skills; experience in supporting technology transfer, commercialization, and industry partnerships; as well as an understanding of the need to develop research interests throughout the University and collaborations with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Candidates with governmental and/or industrial experience are also encouraged to apply.

An EEO/Affirmative Action Institution
Texas Tech University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations and encourages applications from all qualified persons.

& Applications

Inquiries and names of nominees may be submitted in confidence to apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com.

Application materials (to include a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references, who will not be contacted without permission) must be submitted electronically to:

    Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
    Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
    1111 Corporate Center Dr, Suite 106
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    fax 323-260-7889
    apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com (include TTU-VPR in subject line)

A position description for the Vice President of Research may be found at www.storbeckpimentel.com under Active Searches. Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

VPR Candidates

Curriculum Vitae